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Unread 12-01-2011, 03:50 PM   #421
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good story, About 3 months ago I got pulled over by one of the local cop's.

I got to one of the 4-way stops in town and turned right, the "lcoal" was acrossed from me and pulled in behind me at the next stop sign. thur this and 100 feet the light come on. I am driving a 62 ford 1/2ton and about 5 blocks from home.

He comes to the window, states my brake lights arn't working. I hit the turn signals and they work. and ask him to check the front turnsignals and thye work. He sort of helps me trouble shoot the problem and then escorts me back to the house. wishes me luck on get the brake lights fixed. I was the switch on the master cylinder.

I seen him a few day later to let him know what it was actually and it was fixed, a $6.00 part.

good guy....

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Unread 12-01-2011, 05:13 PM   #422
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Just today :

Cop : License and registration
Me : Anything wrong?
Cop : You're not wearing your seat belt
Me : It's a 1955. It doesn't have any.
Cop : So you're operating a defective vehicle?
Me : No, in 1955 they weren't required.
Cop : So you removed them?
Me : No, this vehicle was built before seat belts were thought of. They didn't exist. There was no requirement for them to be installed, there was no law for them, they were never installed from the factory.
Cop : I'm writing you up for not having the required safety equipment.
Me : *whistles to the inspection station attendant* Dude, can you do me a favor please?
Dude : Sure, what's up?
Me : Can you explain to this officer the seat belt requirements for a 1955 Willys CJ-5 please?
Dude : What seat belt requirements? They don't have them. There's not even a place to bolt them in at. Never had them, never will.
Me : So what do you think will happen if I take the ticket in to the traffic court judge?
Dude : Whomever wrote the ticket will look like a dumb *** and the judge will probably recommend they go back to school.
Me : Thanks, man. *look back at cop*
Cop : You don't want me to go over your car. I could find lots of infractions.
Me : Sure, like what?
Cop : Lack of license plate lighting...
Me : It's included in the brake light...
Cop : No reverse lights...
Me : See the regs on seat belts. Same for reverse lights. You're running out of things you can pick on...
Cop : Carry on, have a nice day.
Me : Um,...
Cop : I said you can go.
Me : I need my license back.


This guy didn't look like he was old enough to shave every day. I'm still wondering what mail order college he got his criminal justice degree from.
ya know I get the same look when I go to jiffy lube to get my 1962 ford trucks oil change and I ask them to change the oil in my air filter.

you know the look like your are "F####" with me. then there is a light and they walk away mumbling.......
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Unread 12-01-2011, 06:16 PM   #423
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ya know I get the same look when I go to jiffy lube to get my 1962 ford trucks oil change and I ask them to change the oil in my air filter.

you know the look like your are "F####" with me. then there is a light and they walk away mumbling.......
Ha I get that same look when when I ask them to check the oil level in the carbs in my 1971 Triumph TR6. The kids just don't understand.
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Unread 12-01-2011, 06:19 PM   #424
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Ha I get that same look when when I ask them to check the oil level in the carbs in my 1971 Triumph TR6. The kids just don't understand.

Had someone accuse me of pulling a joke or being a criminal when I tried to pass a $2 bill over a counter...
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Unread 12-01-2011, 07:04 PM   #425
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Just happened last weekend. I just went for a cruise, the cop was in the fast lane 2 cars beind me. The light up ahead is red so everyone is braking, the light turns green and I just keep going. Then I have 2 slow down to turn into my road and here comes the cop with lights on.

Me: what's the problem Officer.
Cop: you have no brake lights or blinkers.
Me: they work perfectly
Cop I never saw them light up at all
Me: I will admit I didn't use my blinker, but as for the brake lights I didn't have to stop.
Cop: well you slowed down pretty fast!
Me: It's called down shifting!

Said have a good day and drove away
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Unread 12-01-2011, 07:50 PM   #426
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Ha I get that same look when when I ask them to check the oil level in the carbs in my 1971 Triumph TR6. The kids just don't understand.
I cant believe yall take your old school rides to the kids at jiffy lube, thats the fail lol
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Unread 12-02-2011, 04:53 AM   #427
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I don't go to a Jiffy Lube. I go to a an STS for tire rotation. While they are there they check the fuild levels as part of there regular service. I enjoy confussing the know it all kids..
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Unread 12-02-2011, 07:11 AM   #428
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While I was restoring my '76, I kept the body tub at my in-laws house to have more room in my garage. When the time came, I went there to get it with my JK and trailer.

remember, this is ONLY the body tub sitting on my trailer...

I get pulled over about a mile after leaving their house a little after sunset. I was speeding, I will admit, so just assumed that was why I was pulled.

Officer: "Do you know the laws regarding having a vehicle in tow?"
me: "Yes sir I do but what does that have to do with anything?"
officer: "Are you trying to be funny? You are towing another Jeep right now with no taillights."
me: "The body tub is on my trailer and I am pretty sure my trailer lights work perfectly. Are you saying the trailer lights are out?"
officer: "Please step out"

we walk back to my trailer and I ask again what this has to do with anything. I am simply hauling cargo on my trailer.

Officer: "Cargo? You have another Jeep in tow. It needs lights."
Me: "my trailer is what is in tow and it has lights."
Officer: "wait here." walks back to his car

After about 2 mins he pulls up along side me and the trailer and tells me to go straight home and not do it again.

I don't know if he called someone or realized he was wrong or what.
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Unread 12-02-2011, 09:00 AM   #429
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"I don't know if he called someone or realized he was wrong or what.=Adam Ho7
How would you like to be the sane veteran cop that has to field those questions? If it were me, I'd tell him to report to HQ, punch out for the rest of their shift, and come back when they have their **** together.
Just be glad he didn't try for no plate/ins/inspection etc...
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Unread 12-02-2011, 09:48 AM   #430
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My lady and I drove the TJ over to Kenyon College to meet up with a friend around 11pm a couple weekends ago. I took the back roads across the county from my place because it's quicker and spits you out right at the main entrence. There's a bike trail parking lot near there that folks like to use to make phone calls when locating people up on campus. I stopped there to ring my friend and a Sheriff rolls up...points his headlights right at my driver's side and I can't even see the officer's face.

He asks me what I'm doing and I'm clearly on the phone. I tell my friend that I'll call her back in a second and hang up while handing my license over. I turn to the officer and realize that he's a sheriff's deputy by the outline of the hat in the headlights. I explain that I'm making a phone call to locate a friend on campus before I drive up there. He asks if I've had anything to drink. I reply that I have not and here's where it gets interesting.

He says "Do you know why I stopped to talk to you?".
"No sir, I'm at a loss."
"Well, since the whole Matt Hoffmann murder thing we are now required to talk to anybody that stops here after dusk."
(I realize at this point that this is the very parking lot where the killer left/exchanged vehicles with bodies in them only a few months ago)
So I reply "That make some sense, sir, but we'd like to be on our way and meet up with our friend"
"Sure, have a safe evening, here's your license back."
"Thanks, you too sir"

The deputy did not say anything particularly stupid but I really can't even imagine how many people he must have to stop and talk to there. What a shame that he has to do that and what a waste of time. The odds of something like that triple murder/kidnapping happening in the first place must be astronomical...a second murder situation using the same parking lot has to be even more remote. It must be pretty frustrating to him having to do that instead of whatever else he knows is a much higher priority.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stor...courtroom.html
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Unread 12-02-2011, 10:44 AM   #431
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My lady and I drove the TJ over to Kenyon College to meet up with a friend around 11pm a couple weekends ago. I took the back roads across the county from my place because it's quicker and spits you out right at the main entrence. There's a bike trail parking lot near there that folks like to use to make phone calls when locating people up on campus. I stopped there to ring my friend and a Sheriff rolls up...points his headlights right at my driver's side and I can't even see the officer's face.

He asks me what I'm doing and I'm clearly on the phone. I tell my friend that I'll call her back in a second and hang up while handing my license over. I turn to the officer and realize that he's a sheriff's deputy by the outline of the hat in the headlights. I explain that I'm making a phone call to locate a friend on campus before I drive up there. He asks if I've had anything to drink. I reply that I have not and here's where it gets interesting.

He says "Do you know why I stopped to talk to you?".
"No sir, I'm at a loss."
"Well, since the whole Matt Hoffmann murder thing we are now required to talk to anybody that stops here after dusk."
(I realize at this point that this is the very parking lot where the killer left/exchanged vehicles with bodies in them only a few months ago)
So I reply "That make some sense, sir, but we'd like to be on our way and meet up with our friend"
"Sure, have a safe evening, here's your license back."
"Thanks, you too sir"

The deputy did not say anything particularly stupid but I really can't even imagine how many people he must have to stop and talk to there. What a shame that he has to do that and what a waste of time. The odds of something like that triple murder/kidnapping happening in the first place must be astronomical...a second murder situation using the same parking lot has to be even more remote. It must be pretty frustrating to him having to do that instead of whatever else he knows is a much higher priority.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stor...courtroom.html
Jesus, reading that article put chills up my spine. Matt Hoffman sounds as cold as Jeffrey Dahmer was.
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Unread 12-02-2011, 11:41 AM   #432
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ya know I get the same look when I go to jiffy lube to get my 1962 ford trucks oil change and I ask them to change the oil in my air filter.

you know the look like your are "F####" with me. then there is a light and they walk away mumbling.......
The oil in the air filter one gets them every time. My uncle used to have his own mechanics garage and would tease people that they needed to change the air in their tires and they were low on blinker fluid and a muffler bearing was probably going out.

I only have one cop story to add, and it wasn't in my jeep. I had just graduated college, got a real, fulltime grownup job, and just purchased a brand new truck (everyone should do that once, and once only). A friend and I were coming home about midnight and the truck still had dealer plates. We were coming the back way and there is a little county road about 600 yards long that connects where two state farm to market roads intersect, forming a triangle that has a grain elevator and fertilizer dealer. Being that I still had dealer plates on, and a brand new truck, I came to a complete stop.

The stop is in a corner. Looked both ways and proceeded on. My house was just up the hill about 2 miles. Drove on and passed a county sheriff deputy on the bridge. About a quarter mile from the house I saw him pull a U and flip his lights on. I turned in our driveway and was going to grab the mail that I had not picked up earlier. He turned in behind me. He jumped out and told me to stop where I was. Ok.

My stepdad is a police officer and have nothing but respect for the job they do. I asked him what was the matter. His response was, I saw you stopped at the grain elevator. Couldn't help but interject that I was stopping at a stop sign. Apparently some meth heads have been stealing anhydrous ammonia fertilizer to cook their meth with and I looked suspicious. I thanked him for his watch and to stay safe. Stopped for stopping at a stop sign.
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Unread 12-02-2011, 12:04 PM   #433
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Today I was hauling a pickup bed full of sweet corn to our stand, I was pulled over for "Littering"
Littering and.....littering and......littering and......smokin' the reefer!
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Unread 12-02-2011, 12:26 PM   #434
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Here's my long story, that has a good ending. Back when money was tight and we worked two jobs, we would make the 4 hour ride to see her Mama every couple of months. We would pull in to the yard around 3:30 am. One visit, as we turned on to Mama's street a car comes from nowhere and rides our butt all the way to the house, also the wife is driving. Before we can get out the LEO turns the lights on. We both get out and walk over to his car. He tells me to go back to my car. By this time, my Chesapeake is going nuts in our car wanting out to add his two cents to the issue. The deputy starts telling the wife she was speeding and swerving. After working a total of 15 hours and a 4 hour car ride, she isn't very pleasant and tells the guy he's full of **** meanwhile I'm taking the dog and luggage in the house. I come back out and the deputy calls me over. He does not believe the wife when she told him, "this was her mom's house and we are here for the weekend". He has me, not the wife, go wake up Mama and have her come out. We protested and he calls for backup. When he did that, the wife and I know this isn't going to end well. I go wake up Mama. By the time I help her outside the second deputy shows up. After a number of choice words from Mama, they decide that we're OK and get ready to leave. Mama is beyond pissed and gets their names and promises to ruin their Saturday. Later that afternoon, she calls the office and tells the story to the sherrif. Within an hour the sherif shows up with the two deputies and makes them apologize to us. As punishment, the sherrif makes them cut Mama's grass all summer. When the guys would show up, Mama would make them lunch and eat with them at the picnic table. The one who started the whole mess kept cutting her grass until she passed away, I think about 7 years. She always made him lunch too.
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Unread 12-02-2011, 12:51 PM   #435
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DucST4 - That was nice that he went beyond and continued past his "sentence". Kudos to him.
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